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What exactly is a mommy make over?

Question posted by Ms. Manzano from Toronto

I’ve been thinking about having some surgery since my kids have grown up a bit. I’d like to maybe have some lipo, but I’m not sure exactly what or how this works. I’ve seen mentions of a ‘mommy make over’ and was wondering if it would be right for me? What exactly is it? Is it a single procedure?

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  • Thank you for your clinical post and question.  A Mommy Makeover is a commonly used term in the media.  A Mommy Makeover generally is a series of two or three treatments designed to enhance and improve the degenerative changes that occur with childbirth and breastfeeding.  In general, a classical Mommy Makeover is a trifecta of a tummy tuck, which is removal of extra skin, stretch marks, abdominal fat together with tightening of the tummy muscles and a new belly button.  This is combined with some liposuction usually of the love handles, flanks and thighs and a breast augmentation or breast lift and breast augmentation combination.
    This will perk up, firm and shape the breast, improve tummy contour, flanks, hip and thighs.  This is a typical and classical Mommy Makeover, although Mommy Makeovers can include liposuction and a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and a tummy tuck or breast augmentation and liposuction, as well.
    I have been performing cosmetic plastic surgery for well over 20 years and a Mommy Makeover is an important part of my surgical practice.
    I hope this information has been of some assistance and best of luck. For more information, please review the mommy makeover page and also review the sections on liposuction and breast augmentation as well as tummy tuck.
    To schedule a consultation simply fill out the online consultation request form and a customer service representative will be with your shortly. R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
    Certified Plastic Surgeon
    Yorkville, Toronto

  • Transcribed from video attached:
    Typically a ‘mommy make-over’ is a combination of procedures that include a tummy tuck, as well as some form of either breast augmentation or typically a breast lift. I think the reason it’s called a ‘mommy make over’ is because there are a number of women who, once they have children, find that these are areas of concern to them. So basically, a ‘mommy make over’ consists of a tummy-tuck type procedure, of which there are a variety of types, and also includes some sort of breast lift, which could include some kind of breast enhancement, or just the lift.

  • Transcribed from video attached:

    As you know, after a family is completed, the lady will have some changes that are related to the pregnancy because of breast feeding or some weight that they have put on over those years. So, the three procedures that are typically included in a ‘mommy make-over’ would be some sort of work on the breast, either a breast augmentation or a breast lift, or a combination of both. Sometimes it will even be a breast lift with a breast reduction. Some work is usually done on the ‘tummy area’ where the muscles and skin have stretched due to the pregnancy, so here they will have a sort of tummy tuck procedure. Invariably they will need some liposuction to those areas like the flanks, the waist, the back, the thighs, whichever area fat has accumulated. Some people might ask for other procedures, such as arm lifts or arm liposuction. Some people might ask to attempt procedures such as face fillers, fat grafting or a Brazilian butt lift. Those are all things that can be added to the procedure, depending on the length of the procedure, and on the safety of the patient.

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